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ABAA Contractor Webinar: Mock Ups – The “Crash Test Dummy” for Building Enclosure
July 22, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
How does an owner, architect or builder know if their building enclosure is: installed correctly, using the right products, will work as anticipated with adjacent materials, and perform to today’s energy and building codes? Performance Mock Ups, or First Run Studies, provide key insights to these important questions.
This presentation will review why enclosures are critical for energy efficiency, sustainability and durability, and explain how every building is unique. We will then review and discuss the advantages / disadvantages of the various types of mock ups, using examples from actual projects, along with discussing various industry performance tests and standards typically performed on Functional or tested mock ups. The last part of the presentation will review and provide ideas on how to take the Lessons Learned from the mock and use that information as an on-site training for the tradesmen whom will be installing the enclosure for that project.
- Discover how prefabrication offers productivity advantages for the building envelope.
- Discuss how prefabrication can address common issues at the job site including weather delays, crew safety, quality control, labor shortages and scheduling.
- Explore how traditionally applied WRB-AB and integrated WRB-AB sheathing solutions are impacting lean manufacturing productivity goals.
- Compare WRB-AB integrated sheathing solutions transportability from prefabrication factory to the job site.
Speaker: Brian Stroik, ACIG
Brian Stroik is a recognized industry leader in the construction of energy efficient, sustainable and durable buildings. Brian works with key industry organizations – including the Air Barrier Association of America, the National Building Enclosure Council, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC), and ASTM E06 – on research and education regarding building enclosures, energy efficiency, retrofitting and upgrading existing building enclosures.